EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THORN
The thorn of Anna's inefficiency had always rankled in her flesh.
You, who have been hitherto the thorn in my path, the cloud in my fate!
There was something, too, about Paul's thorn in the flesh, but I forget that bit.
This unlucky newspaper was a thorn in the side of every patriot of Carlow County.
For their covering a mantle is what they all wear, fastened with a clasp or, for want of it, with a thorn.
That friendship had in the past been a thorn in O'Moy's flesh.
A stone's throw away on his right the common was bordered by a thorn hedge.
Then Thorn faced the panel on which the induction-screen switch was placed.
Thorn looked up to see Sylva standing by the Watch-plane door.
"By his accent, he's a Baltic Russian," said Thorn very grimly in the darkness.